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Yonkers Mayor Phil Amicone was labelled "vindictive" when he chose to rescind Fourth of July festivities at the last moment, citing anticipated overtime costs for city employees as the prime factor. In the Yonkers Tribune article entitled "Councilwoman Gronowski Calls for Suspension of Taxpayer Funded Parades and Festivals
," Councilwoman Joan Gronowski (3rd District) stated, “If this celebration of our nation's independence was sacrificed for budgetary reasons, then all other parades and festivals which depend upon the provision of city services at taxpayer expense, should be canceled as well.”
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For the First Time in Decades, SUNY and CUNY Tuition
Increase Tied to Investment Plan
Governor David A. Paterson today announced that his Executive Budget proposal
will establish a new program that will provide approximately 45,000 New Yorkers
with at least $350 million in student loans annually. Additionally, for the
first time in at least thirty years, the Executive Budget includes a tuition
increase that would provide increased investment in the SUNY and CUNY systems
of more than $62 million over the next two years.
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GREENBURGH, NY -- State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins today announced her
endorsement of Councilman Steve Bass, Councilwoman Eddie Mae Barnes and Town Clerk Alfreda Williams for re-election.
“Their incumbency, overwhelming endorsement by the Greenburgh Democratic Party, and the fact that they represent more than thirty years of dedicated service to the people in the town makes this team a great choice," Stewart-Cousins said.
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